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And for Pi day…

Available on a shirt at skreened.com/aliceflynn

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Pen and Ink Elk by Alice Flynn

From the archives of my portfolio, here is a pen and ink illustration of an elk.  It is available on garments at skreened.com/aliceflynn.

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In Vain Have I Struggled, It Will Not Do

This is a vintage illustration I have adapted to portray Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.  It includes the quote from Captain Wentworth in “Persuasion”, “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” and from Darcy, … Continue reading

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Another Souvenir Snow Globe Design

I posted last year about creating illustrations for the souvenir tourist industry.  In 2011 I did a snow globe design for one of my Rocky Mountain clients in Colorado that included a moose, an elk, aspen grove, river and mountain.  … Continue reading

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Lost Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Worth £100 Million May Have Been Found In A Scottish Farmhouse (PHOTO)

It will be interesting to see if this turns out to be genuine. Lost Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Worth £100 Million May Have Been Found In A Scottish Farmhouse (PHOTO).

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Watercolor Mountains

http://www.cafepress.com/aliceflynn/9198662

This is another watercolor done in the series of nature and wildflower subjects.

It is available as a design on Cafepress items here CLICK.Imagee

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English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News

English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News. From 1896 newspaper reports, this blog article tells the tale of Hugh Thomson’s illustration of Jane Austen’s “Emma”.

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Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look

  Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look.

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Artists Have Bills & Can’t Work For Free

I was inspired by a similar poster to make this design and offer it on mugs, tees, cards, prints, magnets, and more at Cafepress.  Too often, creative workers are expected to give their work away.  We have bills to pay … Continue reading

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History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers

  History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.  Some beautiful images of very old color wheels in this article… doesn’t it remind you of your Pantone book?

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Art, Mystery And Posh Pigments In ‘Sacre Bleu’ : NPR

Sacred blue of the Virgin Mary’s cloak!  I just listened to the interview on NPR of the author of Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore.  It sounds intriguing.  You can read it or listen online at the link below.  Recently in the … Continue reading

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‘A Card Player,’ a Cézanne Watercolor for Sale by Christie’s – NYTimes.com

‘A Card Player,’ a Cézanne Watercolor for Sale by Christie’s – NYTimes.com. From the series of The Card Players paintings, a small watercolor study of a card player from a private collection has now come to the public’s attention.  The … Continue reading

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Museum discovers ‘new’ Van Gogh painting – CNN.com

Museum discovers ‘new’ Van Gogh painting – CNN.com. X-rays prove it, finding the painting of two wrestlers, described in Van Gogh’s writing, under the painting of the vase of flowers.

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Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy

From the genealogy site geni.com, here is a biographical history of Saint Patrick. Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy.

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’tis Himself, Honey O’Badger, wearin’ the green

Link here (click), design copyright Alice Flynn

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Beatles Photos by Richard Avedon 1968 Look Magazine

UPDATE this magazine was sold in December, 2012. Enjoy these photos. This collectible vintage issue of Look magazine is for sale in an Etsy shop HERE. These photos by Avedon were printed in Look as a fold out poster insert … Continue reading

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A Shamrock Is Not A 4-Leaf Clover

It is that time of year again.  When I was a girl, Saint Patrick’s day was a holy day, not the commercial mess it has become in the USA.  In addition to the green beer and stereotypes of drunken hooligans, … Continue reading

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Coping With Downton Abbey Withdrawals – Jane Austen & Dickens Treatment

If you have loved the Masterpiece PBS series Downton Abbey, you may be feeling withdrawals from the drama after last night’s finale of the season.  Until the third season is aired, where do we turn for our romantic fix?  Never … Continue reading

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A Vintage Valentine

My mother collected post cards and greeting cards.  In the shoe box of cards (vintage now but from her time) was this beautiful vintage valentine, die cut, embossed and layered.

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Mr. Darcy, The Heart Throb Valentine of Pemberley

“… and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.” Chapter 3, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The above design … Continue reading

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